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Boone is a town in Watauga County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Daniel Boone, frontiersman who lived in the area from 1760 to 1769.

The latitude of Boone is 36.216N. The longitude is -81.674W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,222 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,127.


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Median household income
Local
$20,541
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Boone demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Appalachian Summer Festival - July 6-28, 2007
  • Apple Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
  • Kraut Creek Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Boone web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Horn in the West
Boone attractions: Tweetsie Railroad
Historic sites and museums: Appalachian Cultural Museum, Hickory Ridge Homestead
Colleges and universities: Appalachian State University

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17% of Boone residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boone ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boone was $12,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Boone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Boone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $969.


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Libraries in Boone include Watauga County Publib Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Boone include Mountain Times, Watauga Democrat

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Watauga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boone political report.

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The average commute time for Boone workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Boone include Best Western, Hampton Inn Boone, Holiday Inn Express Boone, Quality Inn, Red Carpet Inn Boone, Scottish Inns.

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